And the winners are…..Congratulations to Samantha Gold, 17, of Armonk, who was crowned Miss Westchester Teen 2011, and Christina DeLeon, 24, of Yorktown Heights, who was crowned Miss Westchester 2011 during the pageants held Sunday at the White Plains Performing Arts Center.
They now get to represent the county at the 2011 Miss New York USA and Miss New York Teen USA pageant in November. Here’s Gold, left, with DeLeon.
Here are the final results:
2011 Miss Westchester Pageants Official Results
Miss Westchester Teen 2011: Samantha Gold, 17, Armonk
Miss Westchester Teen First Runner-Up: Jazzmin Lyttle-Hylton, 16, New Rochelle
Miss Westchester Teen Second Runner-Up: Tina Pizzuti, 15, Scarsdale
Miss Westchester 2011: Christina DeLeon, 24, Yorktown Heights
Miss Westchester First Runner-Up: Christi Marraccini, 19, Harrison
Miss Westchester Second Runner-Up: Heidi Peguero, 23, Sleepy Hollow
2011 Miss Westchester Pageants Special Awards Winners
Congeniality: Samantha Gold
Photogenic: Christina DeLeon
Style: Avigail Toth, 24, White Plains
Spirit: Jacqueline Groccia, 13, Eastchester
Service: Jazzmin Lyttle-Hylton
People’s Choice: Tai’ana Searight, 18, Peekskill
Celebrity Emcees for the evening were Tracey Chang, Miss New York USA 2009, and Chris Bro, 107.1 The Peak DJ and host of NEXT. The audience was entertained by actor and comedian, Joe Harrington. Judging the competition were: Patricia Fischer Donohue, Doug Epstein, Saundra Jackson, Jennifer Magnan and Carlos Martinez. The Judges Coordinator was Sacha von Loewenstein. Official Pageant Auditors, Barbara Bel and Douglas Ruttenberg, Partners at White Plains CPA firm EZKR, tabulated the results. The pageant production was directed and choreographed by Kandice Pelletier. Among the special guests attending the event were New York State Assemblyman Bob Castelli and Jenna Edwards, founder and executive director of Queen For A Day Foundation, the beneficiary of the People’s Choice Award fundraiser.
Both winners will receive gifts and prizes from the pageant’s official sponsors: official stationery and business cards from PIP Printing, a photography portfolio by Peter Giannone, a presentation bouquet from Carriage House Flowers, a cosmetics collection from Glam Force Cosmetics, a fragrance and skin care collection from Eau de Luxe, a two-week externship with Kraft Foods, Inc. Crystal Light, a day in NYC with a gown designer from Elephant’s Trunk, a custom swimsuit for the state pageant from Kandice Pelletier Swimwear, pageant coaching and preparation for the state pageant by Shiemicka LaShanne Consulting, an etiquette weekend package from The New York School of Etiquette & Protocol, a 6-week session basic acting class with Howard Meyer’s Acting Program, a full-mouth smile whitening from Briarcliff DentistSpa Center for Esthetic Dentistry, personal fitness training by the Strata Health Club Team, dance fitness classes from DOJO Dance & Fitness, a nutrition consultation package from Westchester Nutrition Consultants, an afternoon of pampering by Oasis Day Spa, a $350 gift certificate from LaCasa Hermosa, a selection of skin and hair care products from Hilda Demirjian Salon, hairstyling for the New York State pageant by Cherylyn Salon & Spa, a one-year subscription to Pageantry Magazine, as well as personal appearance opportunities at parades, charity events and ribbon-cutting ceremonies.